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  1. Mortgage lending slows as market cools

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The mainland's mortgage lending market will continue to shrink, as the property market is unlikely to recover from the effects of government-imposed austerity measures next ... steam as the economy softened next year because of the macroeconomic controls introduced last year. With property transactions falling, it was logical that mortgage growth would slow, Mr Qu ...

  2. Unsold flats tipped to keep price rises down

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Ernest Kong, Peggy Sito and Cheung Chi-fai Analyst predicts government will cut stamp duty to boost property sales Housing supply is tightening, new figures show, but with plenty of flats still unsold prices are not expected to rise sharply this year, ana ...

  3. Vanke broadens funding sources

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the overheating property sector- lifting the minimum deposit to 30 per cent from 20 per cent and increasing mortgage interest rates by 20 basis points to 5.51 per cent- would have minimal impact on property sales initially. 'About 76 per cent of our customers have applied for a 70 per cent loan-to-value mortgage and the increase in interest rates is quite small,' said Mr Wang, who ...

  4. China urges loans for SMEs

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing China's banking regulator issued a directive yesterday urging banks to increase lending to small enterprises, which have been disproportionately affected by government curbs on credit. Mainland banks have huge piles of cash ...

  5. Bears haunt dip in carry trade

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... of it facilitated by mortgage refinancing. The era of low mortgage rates, however, might be far from over. Analysts point out that US mortgage rates are set by the market-priced 10-year bond yield, which ...

  6. Regulator takes state lenders to task on bad-loan figures

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Officials say mainland banks have made no real progress in cleaning up their act Since China's banking regulator published last year's non-performing loan (NPL) statistics for state-owned banks last month, state med ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in turnover to $3.43 million. wharf offers mortgages Wharf (Holdings) plans to provide fixed-rate mortgages with the support of banks, in view of rising interest rates. A company official said ...

  8. Rising bad debt levels at mainland banks sound alarm bells

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Potential investors should beware: bad loans are rising once again in the mainland's banking system. Yesterday, the People's Bank of China said non-performing loans to property developers by the Big Four state banks hit a record 71 b ...

  9. Property sales fall 30pc as rates bite

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... said Eddie Hui Chi-man, professor of building and real estate at Polytechnic University. 'Higher mortgage payments are reducing affordability and curbing investor appetite for property.' Apart from the rise in the prime rate, banks had also tightened the spread between prime and mortgage rates, providing another reason for potential homebuyers to hold off, he said. Lending ...

  10. Loan policy a delicate balancing act

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... There is a revolution in thinking taking place on the mainland, but it is slow to filter down, writes Tom Holland The revolution taking place in China's banks is all about risk management. The big changes under way- increasing centralisation, the ins ...




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